Tracks that stand out as being less like most of the others on this list:
Wa$$up "Wa$$up" and "Jingle Bell": Like a lot of K-pop, this music draws on American hip-hop. But unlike a lot of K-pop this doesn't sound like K-pop, but rather like American jumprope pop.
Tren-D "Candy Boy": Like a lot of K-pop, this music draws on Italodisco. But unlike a lot of K-pop this doesn't sound like K-pop; it sounds like Italodisco.
Qri "Do We Do We," Boram "Maybe Maybe," Lim Kim "All Right": Not that these three are that similar to each other, but each is from an interesting area of smooth, "All Right" more upmarket, "Do We Do We" and "Maybe Maybe" b-side fluff from T-ara's bench warmers.
After School "Heaven": Smoothly sashays atop the nonsmooth.
Stromae "Papaoutai": Belgian Afro-dance (and family drama).
Baauer "Harlem Shake" and Psy "Gentleman": Relentlessly nondevelopmental mindfucks.
Vick Allen "I'm Tired Of Being Grown": Southern soul.
The Civil Wars "The One That Got Away": Dinner-date folkies let loose with tasteful tears.
Within Temptation "Paradise (What About Us?)": Goth metal (if that's what it's called these days).
Tom Keifer "Solid Ground": Hair metal, which isn't considered metal these days, and fuck these days.
Omar Souleyman "Warni Warni": Syrian wedding music on a speed-racer track.
SNSD "I Got A Boy": Shifts forms, won't establish a plot, shoots its self-conscious audaciousness at us with awesome persistence.
Zhanar Dugalova "Kim Ushin?": A Kazakh grabs the rolling happy spirit of "Behind The Groove"–era Teena Marie, successfully disregarding the fact that Teena Marie was a virtuoso and she isn't.
Fidlar "Cheep Beer": Cheap beer.
1. Crayon Pop "Bar Bar Bar"
2. Baauer "Harlem Shake"
3. GLAM "I Like That"
4. will.i.am ft. Britney Spears "Scream & Shout"
5. MBLAQ "Smoky Girl"
6. EvoL "Get Up"
7. Cassie ft. Rick Ross "Numb"
8. Wa$$up "Wa$$up"
9. Tiny-G "Minimanimo"
10. Gaeko & Choiza & Simon D & Primary "난리good!!! (AIR)"
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